Six rising stars from the University Sevens Series have been selected to join the wider Qantas Australian Women’s Sevens squad that will compete in Bendigo against New Zealand next week.
Rio 2016 gold medallist Shannon Parry says the Australians are now better prepared to deal with the pressure of a home crowd, after struggling in last season's World Series leg in Sydney.
Australia dominated on the global stage over the October long weekend with World Championship victories, international golds and two qualifications for the Winter Olympic Games.
The Aussie Sevens men have claimed their first piece of major international silverware since 2012, taking out the inaugural Oktoberfest 7s against Fiji, 40-7.
Aussie Men's Sevens coach Andy Friend has locked in seven stars that will form the core of his team's push to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Australian rugby sevens star Emilee Cherry has given a ringing endorsement for the new university-based women's competition, saying it will help the country remain an Olympic force.
The Australian Women’s Sevens team has claimed the Clermont Ferrand silver medal and finished the 2016/17 HSBC Sevens World Series in second position
The Australian Women’s Sevens team has steamrolled through to the Quarter Finals of the final leg of the HSBC Women’s Sevens World Series in Clermont Ferrand, France, with convincing wins over Spain (41-0), Fiji (35-5) and France (20-17)
The Australian Women’s Sevens squad for the last leg of the HSBC Women’s Sevens World Series in Clermont Ferrand, France has been named with Head Coach Tim Walsh announcing a full-strength side for the tournament.